Strike the Blood

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Synonyms: SutoBura
Japanese: ストライク・ザ・ブラッド
English: Strike the Blood
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:30 (JST)
Studios: SILVER LINK., Connect
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool, VampireVampire
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.021 (scored by 313886313,886 users)
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Ranked: #41132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #335
Members: 642,263
Favorites: 2,247

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Kojou Akatsuki's days as an ordinary high school student in the Demon District of Itogami Island come to an abrupt end after a fateful encounter leaves him with the remarkable abilities of a vampire.

It isn't long before he is thrust into the center of attention when it is discovered that he is the fourth primogenitor, an immensely powerful vampire whom most consider to be merely a legend. Fearing Kojou's destructive potential, the Lion King Organization sends in an apprentice sword-shaman, Yukina Himeragi, to monitor, and should he become a threat, kill the boy deemed the world's most powerful vampire. Forced together by circumstance, the two form an unlikely alliance as Kojou comes to terms with his abilities and they both struggle to protect the city from various emerging chaotic forces.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Strike the Blood adapts volumes 1 through 6 of the original light novel series. The series was banned in China due to its violent content and plot filled with crimes against "public morality."

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Opening Theme

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1: "Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド)" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (eps 2-7, 9-13)
2: "Fight 4 Real" by ALTIMA (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド)" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (eps 1)
2: "Strike my soul" by Yuka Iguchi (eps 2-13)
3: "signal" by Kanon Wakeshima (eps 14-24)

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Oct 25, 2023
*Note: This is a review of the entire thing, all fives ‘seasons’ and the OVAs.*

tl;dr: An anime that tells a complete story with a good plot and fun characters, but that felt increasingly rushed.

This anime is a light novel adaptation that is pretty unique in how it was handled. It started with a two cour TV series that adapted the first six volumes and then two filler accompanying OVAs, which is pretty standard. It seems that afterwards it wasn’t greenlit for another TV series, which also occurs more often that it does not. However, it seems that the anime studio was really committed to the ...
Jan 23, 2022
Mixed Feelings
It's a generic harem anime where the plot is generic and repetitive and the MC dense as a black hole.

MC with OP potential but start with the lowest power level. Get beaten on the first half and come back with new power and beat the enemy. It's so generic that every episode I have this "Ah shit, here we go again" kind of feel to it.

The only thing that support me to watch this anime is have to be the heroines. Their character design are so cute and pretty so it's holding my sanity to keep with this generic plot that repeats on every same ...
Jan 27, 2022
This show is actually fun to watch, but I have to admit that it is a bad guilty pleasure. This is primarily a harem anime with an obvious best girl winner and power fantasy. A different woman's blood typically unlocks another powerful ability of our MC as he tries to overcome life on an island where billions of dollars of damages in incurred on the daily. The sidekick is just as absurd, crying over our immortal MC getting killed even when she knows he's immortal or her blood could fix whatever plot is preventing him from coming back to life. And she has this stupid ...

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